BC6. Ezekiel part 2

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The final session of my course on the Old Testament prophets at Bible & Culture 2010. This is the second part of the material on Ezekiel and his promises of restoration.

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BC6. Ezekiel part 2

  1. 1. Ezekiel 24 1
  2. 2. Dates in Ezekiel 1:2 July 593 30:20 March 587 8:1 September 592 31:1 May 587 20:1 August 591 32:1 February 585 24:1 15 January 588 32:17 March 585 26:1 587 33:21 January 585 29:1 December 588 40:1 April 573 29:17 April 571
  3. 3. I am the Lord. I have spoken; it shall come to pass; I will do it. I will not go back. I will not spare; I will not relent; according to your ways and your deeds you will be judged, declares the Lord God.
  4. 4. two great losses
  5. 5. Oracles against nations Ezekiel 25 – 32 5
  6. 6. 4 What are the remedies?
  7. 7. Ezekiel 33 7
  8. 8. Dates in Ezekiel 1:2 July 593 30:20 March 587 8:1 September 592 31:1 May 587 20:1 August 591 32:1 February 585 24:1 15 January 588 32:17 March 585 26:1 587 33:21 January 585 29:1 December 588 40:1 April 573 29:17 April 571
  9. 9. • Renewal of Ezekiel’s call (33:1–20) • The fall of Jerusalem announced (21–33)
  10. 10. new awareness of situation v. 10
  11. 11. Our offences and sins weigh us down, and we are wasting away because of them. How then can we live? Ezekiel 33:10
  12. 12. RESTORATION 12
  13. 13. Restoration
  14. 14. ion t Death surrec Re
  15. 15. Ezekiel 34 16
  16. 16. ? What is Ezekiel’s message in this chapter? Why do you think Ezekiel includes this at this point? ?
  17. 17. A new shepherd 18
  18. 18. ‘I will rescue my flock’ (10) ‘I myself will search for my sheep’ (11) ‘I will look after my sheep’ (11,12) ‘I will bring them . . . gather them’ (13)
  19. 19. ‘I will pasture them . . . tend them . . . make them lie down’ (13–15) ‘I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak . . . ’ (16) I will be with them (30)
  20. 20. I will save my flock, and they will no longer be plundered. I will judge between one sheep and another. I will place over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he will tend them; he will tend them and be their shepherd. I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David will be prince among them. I the LORD have spoken. Ezekiel 34:22–24
  21. 21. A new Davidic King 22
  22. 22. Covenant blessings • Life • Prosperity • Health • Security • Abundance • Respect
  23. 23. Ezekiel 35 24
  24. 24. vindication of Judah
  25. 25. Ezekiel 36 26
  26. 26. It is not for your sake . . . that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned. Ezekiel 36:22
  27. 27. I will show the holiness of my great name . . . the name you have profaned among the nations. Then all the nations will know that I am the LORD, declares the Sovereign LORD, when I am proved holy through you before their eyes. Ezekiel 36:23
  28. 28. Clip 3: Walker’s panic attack
  29. 29. A new heart 30
  30. 30. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you form all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:25–26
  31. 31. I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. You will be my people, and I will be your God. Ezekiel 36:27–28
  32. 32. A new covenant 33
  33. 33. covenant with Abraham
  34. 34. covenant with Moses
  35. 35. covenant with David
  36. 36. eternal covenant
  37. 37. A new land (new creation) 38
  38. 38. Ezekiel 37 39
  39. 39. Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are cut off completely. Ezekiel 37:11
  40. 40. uncleanness horror destruction
  41. 41. A new life 42
  42. 42. Hope is found only in the will of God
  43. 43. I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant. . . . My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people. Then the nations will know that I the LORD make Israel holy, when my sanctuary is among them for ever. 37:26–28
  44. 44. ‘The time is coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them,’ declares the LORD. . . .
  45. 45. . . . This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,’ declares the LORD. ‘I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.’ Jeremiah 31:31-33
  46. 46. A new unity 47
  47. 47. Judah and Israel reunified
  48. 48. faithful remnant from Israel
  49. 49. includes Gentiles
  50. 50. What is he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory – even us, whom he also called, not only from the Jews but also from the Gentiles? As he says in Hosea, ‘I will call them “my people” who are not my people,’ and I will call her “my loved one”, who is not my loved one. Romans 9:23–25
  51. 51. “not my people” = Gentiles
  52. 52. New life for the nations 53
  53. 53. A new security 54
  54. 54. Ezekiel 38–39 55
  55. 55. handling symbolism 56
  56. 56. humility
  57. 57. imagination
  58. 58. context
  59. 59. pastoral concern
  60. 60. main point
  61. 61. numbers
  62. 62. Above all else, this complex divine speech expresses Yahweh’s determination once and for all to reveal to the nations his holiness, and to his own people his covenant loyalty. Daniel Block
  63. 63. Part 1: The defeat of Gog
  64. 64. Part 2: The disposal of Gog
  65. 65. Who is Gog?
  66. 66. descendants of Gyges of Lydia
  67. 67. hypothetical enemies
  68. 68. Ezekiel 40–48 69
  69. 69. A new temple 70
  70. 70. Dates in Ezekiel 1:2 July 593 30:20 March 587 8:1 September 592 31:1 May 587 20:1 August 591 32:1 February 585 24:1 15 January 588 32:17 March 585 26:1 587 33:21 January 585 29:1 December 588 40:1 April 573 29:17 April 571
  71. 71. Ezekiel 40–48 40:1 – 42:20 Description of the temple 43:1–12 God’s glory returns 43:13 – 46:24 Restoration of religious life 47:1 – 48:35 A renewed land
  72. 72. Detailed instructions for a new temple Ezekiel 40–42
  73. 73. This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Although I have scattered you in the countries of the world, I will be a sanctuary for you during your time in exile. Ezekiel 11:16
  74. 74. I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant. I will establish them and increase their numbers, and I will put my sanctuary among them forever. My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people. Then the nations will know that I the Lord make Israel holy, when my sanctuary is among them forever. Ezekiel 37:26–27
  75. 75. second temple?
  76. 76. Jesus the perfect temple
  77. 77. Jesus the river of life
  78. 78. Jesus the perfect sacrifice
  79. 79. Jesus the perfect priest
  80. 80. Jesus the glory of God
  81. 81. 5 What is the underlying message about God and humanity?
  82. 82. Old New Testament Testament Promise Fulfilment
  83. 83. A new land (new creation) 84
  84. 84. New covenant 85
  85. 85. New life for the nations 86
  86. 86. New creation 87
  87. 87. New king 88
  88. 88. Look! God’s dwelling-place is now among people. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. He was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’ Revelation 21:3

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